June 19, 2021 | Dave Kubal, President and CEO of IFA
Recently we published an article titled “Pence 2024,” raising this issue of how we could pray for Mike Pence.
Before I go further, can I ask you to read this entire article below? I want to share my interpretation of this issue BUT also ask you a question.
First, I want you to know I have been with Mike Pence on a number of occasions and have even prayed with him. His track record in Congress and as Indiana Governor was one that supported religious freedoms, the protection of life, and many other biblical values Christians hold dear. He seemed to be a great balance and support for President Trump during their administration.
Then came January 6th.
Many people doubted the outcome of the 2020 Presidential election and as more evidence comes out it appears these doubts are likely base in substantial facts. Vice President Pence had the chance to be the deciding vote in the effort to reject the certified votes in problematic states and cause an investigation into the results.
He chose not to do this.
We don’t know why, and likely will never know why. The Vice President’s decision sent shock waves of disappointment across this nation and will forever color people’s opinion of this man.
The article, “Pence 2024,” was attempting to make the point that we need to pray for the future leaders of our nation. I am not sure it communicated this point in a way that was clear. The article did not present a balanced interpretation of all Vice President Pence’s public decisions.
Now, my question: Would you prayerfully consider how God would desire the Body of Christ to stand in unity during this turning point in our nation’s history? Collectively we have a variety of opinions and responses to issues just like this one—will they divide us or will we look to the Lord for common ground?
There are many reasons why we could decide to walk our separate ways, only to find ourselves alone. We need to band together, pray for the truth to be know and pray that God would guide the political leaders of this nation.
Verses to press into as you intercede on this topic:
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NLT)
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT)
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.” Psalm 122:6 (NIV)